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President Patil expresses concern over rising inflation
Expressing concern over rising inflation, President Devisingh Patil on Tuesday called for urgent need to tackle the rising prices in the country. ANI

VVS Laxman, Sushil Kumar amongst 128 Padma awardees
Indian batsman VVS Laxman, shooter Gagan Narang, wrestler Sushil Kumar and movie stars Tabu, Kajol and Irrfan Khan and singer Usha Uthup are among 84 personalities awarded with the Padma Shri. ANI

Kalmadi hits out at critics, says ouster 'illegal and uncalled for'
After being sacked as the Chairman of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, an embattled Suresh Kalmadi on Tuesday hit out at his critics and said his ouster is 'illegal and uncalled for'. ANI

Qureshi telephones Krishna, conveys felicitations on Republic Day
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi telephoned External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna today to convey his felicitations on the eve of India's Republic Day and the duo had a brief exchange of views on bilateral relations. ANI

President Patil expresses concern over use of money power in elections
Expressing concern over the influence of money in the elections, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today said elections are not about buying votes, it is about selecting candidates committed to working for the aspirations of the people. ANI

Blast rocks Assam ahead of Republic Day, train derailed
A powerful bomb planted by unidentified militants on a rail bridge exploded damaging a portion of the tracks and derailing a goods train in Assam's North Cachar Hills District on Tuesday on the eve of Republic Day. ANI

BJP Yatra crosses over to J-K, top leaders taken into custody

Flag hoisting row: Govt. has bowed before separatists, militants, says BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday criticizing the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for disrupting the party's plans to hoist the national flag at Srinagar's Lal Chowk on Republic Day, said the government has bowed before the separatists and the militants. ANI

Australians could soon taste the sweet Indian mango
Australians are looking forward to eating Indian mangoes from next season, even as the governments of the two nations are fine tuning the modalities for the export of the fruit. ANI

Nation gets set to celebrate 61st Republic Day
India will celebrate its 61st Republic Day on Wednesday with the usual armed forces march past and culturally rich fanfare. ANI

India, Indonesia sign eleven agreements
India and Indonesia signed eleven agreements including an agreement on extradition treaty here on Tuesday. ANI

India, Indonesia announce establishment of Eminent Persons' Group
In a endeavor to develop a 'Vision Statement 2025' for the Indonesia-India Strategic Partnership, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono announced the establishment of an Eminent Persons' Group (EPG) here on Tuesday. ANI

India, Indonesia to enhance bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism
Recognizing the common threats to national security from transnational crimes, including international terrorism, India and Indonesia on Tuesday resolved to significantly enhance bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism. ANI

Lavasa chairman meets Jairam Ramesh
Ajit Gulabchand, the chairman of the troubled hill township 'Lavasa' met Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh in New Delhi. ANI

Zoo visit for HIV-positive children in Kolkata
A non-governmental organisation organised a trip for children suffering from Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) to Alipore Zoo in Kolkata. ANI

Cardamom e-auction in Kerala
Cardamom e-auction, which had to face many roadblocks to introduce from the old outcry method, has now providing solace to planters and traders as well by bringing much transparency and better pricing without involving any middlemen. ANI

Hamid Ansari greets nation ahead of Republic Day
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Tuesday greeted the nation ahead of the joyous occasion of country's Republic Day. ANI

Kerosene mafia burns government officer alive
An Additional Collector based in Manmad, Maharashtra, has reportedly been burnt alive by the oil and kerosene mafia. ANI

Indonesian President accorded ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who is on a three day visit to India, was on Tuesday accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. ANI

Black money row: Govt. has nothing to hide, says Mukherjee
After being criticized by the Supreme Court and the Opposition for its handling of black money deposited by industrialists and others in foreign bank accounts, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the government has nothing to hide, and added that India cannot violate secrecy laws to reveal names in the Swiss trail. ANI

Supreme Court modifies words in Graham Staines murder verdict
The Supreme Court on Tuesday modified a portion of its judgment in the Graham Staines murder case. ANI

Transgender members hold rally in Chennai
Thousands of transgender community members held a rally here to mark the annual transgender community celebrations week -2011. ANI

CPI stages state-wide protest over Telangana statehood issue
Demanding the introduction of a Bill for the creation of Telangana in the budget session of Parliament, activists of the Communist Party of India has picketed the Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy district Collectorates. ANI

CPI-M activists demonstrate against inflation in Kolkata
Women activists and supporters of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) protested against rising inflation in Kolkata. ANI

Centre to unveil strategy on black money today
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is expected to outline the government's strategy to tackle the black money issue and indicate administrative and legislative steps taken so far by the government to deal with this growing menace. ANI

Chidambaram asks BJP to respect orders passed by J-K government
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that the orders passed by the Jammu and Kashmir Government regarding Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 'Tiranga Yatra' should be respected. ANI

Rajnath Singh on hunger strike in Delhi over 'Tiranga Yatra'
A day after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj were forcibly escorted out of Jammu, former BJP President Rajnath Singh went on a hunger strike to protest against the Central and Jammu and Kashmir Governments' decision to prevent the party from hoisting the Tricolour at Srinagar's Lal Chowk. ANI

Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar attacked in court
Aarushi's father, Rajesh Talwar, has been attacked on Ghaziabad court premises by an young man. ANI Reports Results for the Third Quarter Ended December 31, 2010
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Clash of the Boards 2011’ to be held on 26th January
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Shell extends Technical Partnership with Ducati until 2013
Shell is delighted to announce that Shell Advance’s technical partnership with the Ducati MotoGP team has been extended until the end of the 2013 season. The extended relationship will ensure the continued development of tailored Shell Advance lubricant and Shell V-Power fuel for the Desmosedici bike Business Wire India

Next gen CIM Applications unveiled by Drishti-Soft and Microtel in Singapore
Drishti-Soft along with their VAR (Value-added reseller) Microtel Technology organized a focused product seminar for the Singapore users to unveil their latest CIM applications for contact centers. With Customer Interactions Management (CIM) solution offerings forming the core agenda, the seminar brought together SIs and end-users i.e Business Wire India

Hindustan Zinc Limited Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended 31 December 2010
Hindustan Zinc Limited ("HZL" or the "Company") today announced its unaudited results for the third quarter ("Q3") and nine months ("nine months period") ended 31 December 2010. Business Wire India

SHB, Vietnam Goes Live With Intellect™ Global Universal Banking
Polaris Software (POLS.BO), a leading Financial Technology Company, today announced that Saigon Hanoi Bank (SHB), one of the leading commercial banks in Vietnam has completed 5 successful months post Go Live with Polaris’ Global Universal Banking (GUB) platform (Intellect™ 10.0) Business Wire India

Prof. S. Sriram, Executive Director, Great Lakes Wins AIMS International ‘Outstanding B-school Director Award’ for 2010
Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) International has awarded Prof. S. Sriram, Executive Director of Great Lakes Institute of Management the ‘Outstanding B-school Director for 2010’. The award was presented at the 8th AIMS International Conference on Management held at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Business Wire India

First MSD Wellcome Trust Hilleman Laboratories' Project Aims to Assess New Formulation Technologies for a Potential Rotavirus Vaccine for Use in Developing Countries
The MSD Wellcome Trust Hilleman Laboratories announced today that the organization’s first project will be a feasibility study into how new technologies might be used to develop a rotavirus vaccine designed specifically with developing country needs in mind Business Wire India

Diba Launches New Website
Diba, world leader in custom fluid path solutions and products, has launched a new website. The website ( offers customers improved access to product support and technical information. The website’s streamlined design features easy navigation and a new search feature for quicker access to pertinent information Business Wire India

SYSTIME Named Partner of the Year for Oracle Fusion Middleware for Applications in India
Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) and SYSTIME, today announced that SYSTIME, an Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Platinum level partner, has been awarded Oracle Partner of the Year for Oracle Fusion Middleware for Applications (OFM4Apps) for the Year 2010 in India Business Wire India

In-Country Sales Manager Strengthens Perma Pure’s Business in India
Leading gas conditioning products manufacturer Perma Pure has solidified its commitment to the Indian market with the appointment of Mahadev Hatti as its dedicated Sales Manager for India. Based in Mumbai, Mr Hatti will support customers of Perma Pure’s emissions monitoring products, as well as explore new opportunities for Perma Pure’s medical, scientific and fuel cell products Business Wire India

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